Joe Scotchie

Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

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Buried Alive: Horror Tales Throughout The Years

Halloween is coming and here is a list of authors and their stories which, throughout the decades, have sent readers flying under the covers in sheer fright. Edgar Allan Poe, the father of a modern-day short...

Off The Road: Kerouac’s Northport Life

People don’t associate Jack Kerouac with Long Island. The latter, in the postwar era, became the symbol of suburbia. Kerouac’s 1956 novel, On The Road, on the other hand, became the voice of postwar restlessness....

Springsteen at 70: The Glance Backward

“I wanted it all.” So blurted out a young Bruce Springsteen during a live concert early in his career. “You got it,” a female fan answered back. Wanting it all. For Springsteen, that meant being a songwriter, a...

Man With A Plan: George Marshall Was A Statesman For The Ages

Who can forget the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan? The viewer is taken into the office of Gen. George Marshall, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff. All of the Ryan brothers, save one, have...

Roberto Clemente: Hero To A Hemisphere

Roberto Clemente spent his entire Major League Baseball career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. But he didn’t start out with the Bucs. In early 1954, Clemente, a native of Carolina, Puerto Rico, was signed as an...

Walk Like A Man: The Early Novels Of Richard Price

In the movie adaptation of Richard Price’s 1973 novel, The Wanderers, the opening scene shows a character from the film, Joey Capra, racing through the hallways of a large Bronx public high school while the...

The AFL: The League That Roared

When the American Football League (AFL) took off in 1962, no one could imagine that by the end of the decade, that upstart league would not just be the equal of the mighty National Football...

Literature Buffs: Novelists Confront The Sixties And Seventies

For American literature, the 1960s began on a melancholy turn. The early years saw the passing of four greats of modernism: Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, William Faulkner and T.S. Eliot. The decade itself began on...

Book Roundup: Liberals Confront A Fallen World

The election of Donald Trump has inspired a small library of books, many of them written in a state of anger. Adam Gopnik’s A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism is written in the...

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